A section of NRM members from Lwabenge sub county have put up stiff resistance during the distribution of bicycles in that area, arguing that some village chairpersons are completely inactive with no relevance to mobilization.
On July 3, the district leadership relocated their administration offices to occupy the half-complete structure. But there are already visible cracks emerging from the building’s foundation through the walls of the ground floor which is being occupied by the different department offices.
Caleb Tukaikiriza, the Kalungu District Resident Commissioner has given Kiyemba up to Wednesday next week to provide the project’s performance report, following reports of anomalies in the project implementation.
Moses Ssenkumba, a coffee farmer from Kyamulibwa Sub County said at the inception of the project, they were asked to register through an electronic voucher management system to create accounts where each of them deposited Shillings 148,500 s as co-founding.
According to Anywar, while they intend to safeguard the environment from destruction, their efforts are being frustrated by the ordinary court system under which encroachers take refuge to justify their actions or win arbitrary awards against the government.
According to Ssekimpi, Tumwebaze hit him severally on the head with a stick accusing him of getting closer to the scene. He explains that he tried to flee for dear life but the officer pursued him and assaulted him despite introducing himself as a journalist.
Ronald Ssemanda, the Chairperson of Kamuwunga Landing Site in Lukaya Town Council in Kalungu district says the situation has been worsened by strong seasonal winds that are splashing water far beyond the 200 meters of the buffer zones.
The Sub County leaders are accusing the district COVID-19 Taskforce of deliberately side-lining them in the implementation exercises of the response action yet they were initially consulted in developing the action plans.
In his April 15th, 2020 circular, Keith Muhakanizi, the Secretary to the Treasury, says the local governments have failed to submit their budget draft estimates, work plans and performance contracts for the 2020/2021 financial year.
Juliet Namakula, one of the affected residents blames the Chinese Investors of Zhong Rice Estates; currently operating in Lwera, for interfering with the Lake Victoria shorelines as they draw water for irrigating their plantations.
Residents accuse the Chinese firm of destroying their properties that include homes, crop gardens and blocking community water sources because of stone quarrying activities in the area. On Wednesday, the affected residents blocked the company workers from accessing the stone quarry found on their village.
Barbra Nankya, a resident of Kyakibuta village in Lwabenge Sub County says they were highly excited on received powers after many decades of waiting, but to their disappointment, the cost associated with consuming it is heavily eating into their meagre incomes.
Simon Peter Kalule one of the residents blames Nsubuga of concurrently holding positions as the Village and Parish council chairperson which affects his ability to deliver in either of the two offices. He adds that Nsubuga, who also the Parish National Resistance Movement-NRM party chairperson has been suffocating all voices that complain about his leadership style.
Addressing farmers in Kalungu district on Saturday, Ssempijja explained that the unguided practice of inter-cropping is affecting greatly productivity in many parts of the country and thereby giving a wrong impression of agriculture.